Community Calendar

This week

Chamber of Commerce July meeting: Yellow Brick Bank Restaurant, Shepherdstown, Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are requested to bring canned goods for Jefferson County Community Ministries.

Miller/Orndorff/Nesmith reunion: The descendants of Phillip Setzer Orndorff and Mary Jane Tevault, Jacob Sylvanius Miller and Mary Catherine Reynolds, and Bethuel Middleton Nesmith and Alice Dortha Franks are invited to a family reunion Saturday at the Capon Ruritan Building in Yellow Spring. The reunion will start at noon and end at 4 p.m. Please bring a covered dish — main dish, side dish or dessert — to share. Donated items are needed for silent auction and door prizes. For more information, contact Cecile Wilfong Smith at 770-382-4406 or email; or contact Tina Kipps Roberts at 540-740-3994 or email

Purse and jewelry bingo: Moose Lodge #120, Martinsburg, Sunday. Doors open at 1p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Authentic Coach purses and products as well as Pandora bracelets and charms will be offered. There will be raffles, tip jars and refreshments available for purchase. To purchase tickets call Donna at 304-279-3543 or Connie at 304-582-5115. Must be 18 to play. Proceeds to benefit the Shenandoah Scholarship Organization and Children’s Miracle Network.

Looking Ahead

Entrepreneurs forum: The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will be held Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Country Inn in Berkeley Springs. The program will be “key legal issues for small business.” Display tables are available for $5. Contact Whitney Barrett at 304-728-3255 or to reserve. Free and open to the public.

Evening nature walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor an evening nature walk at Cacapon State Park on Aug. 2. The walk will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the park’s nature center and last about two hours. The walk is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along. No pre-registration is needed. Participants should come prepared with a flashlight, insect repellant, and comfortable walking shoes. For questions, contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or

Delaware shore birding trip: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip along the Delaware shore Aug. 3 through 5. Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate, including children. There is no fee but participants will have to cover their own travel expenses and make their own room reservations. Participants should plan to wear comfortable walking or hiking boots; bring along bug spray to ward off ticks, mosquitoes and gnats; and bring water and, as necessary, a hat, sunscreen or rain gear. Binoculars will be available for those who do not own any. For questions, 304-261-5602 or

Basket bingo benefit: Moose Lodge #120, Martinsburg, Aug. 5 starting at noon. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance No outside food allowed in the Moose Lodge. No one under the age of 18 permitted. For tickets, call 304-263-5522. Event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Chamber of Commerce/Farm Bureau picnic: Sam Michael’s Park, Aug. 8 starting at 6 p.m. Catering by The Clarion. This is a pre-pay event. Tickets are $16 per adult, $8 for children ages 4 to 8, under age 3, free. Register by calling 304-725-2055 or email

Peach festival: New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown will be holding its annual peach festival on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade peach pie by the slice, peach crisp, homemade peach ice cream as well as country ham and other sandwiches will be offered for sale. Whole pies may be available after 2 p.m.

Appalachian Trail anniversary celebration: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Friends of the Appalachian Trail in Harpers Ferry-Bolivar are hosting a weekend celebration for the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail on Aug. 11 and 12 at 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry. Event highlights include guest speakers, workshops, activities, displays, food, music and a parade. For questions about the 75th anniversary celebration, visit For more information about the weekend celebration in Harpers Ferry, visit

Ag Progress Days bus trip: MidAtlantic Farm Credit is hosting a bus trip to Ag Progress Days at Penn State University on Aug. 15. There will be demonstrations, tours, food and exhibits. The cost of the trip is $20 per person and includes transportation, morning snacks and dinner on the way home. RSVP online at

Tennis fundraiser: The West Virginia University Hospitals-East City Hospital Foundation will sponsor its ninth annual tennis classic on Sept. 8 at Saint James School in Saint James, Md. In order to participate, registrants must be 18 years old by Sept. 1, 2012. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the St. James School tennis courts, with play to begin at 9 a.m. The individual player entry fee is $100. Corporate sponsorships are also available at $1000, $500 and $250 levels. An awards ceremony with lunch, provided by Sodexo, will immediately follow the conclusion of play. For questions about participating in the 2012 tennis classic, contact the City Hospital Foundation at 304-264-1223.

Trainfest: Washington Co. Ag Center, Sharpsburg. Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Model train sale hosted by the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum. $4 for adults, under 12 free. For questions, call 301-800-9829 or go to

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